Monthly Archives: February 2013
This is the third week. Hey, it’s winter in New England. This one really didn’t allow me the dramatic light of last week, but, because it was the kind of storm it was (close to 32 degrees F), the snow was wet, sticky and heavy.
I am in the process, as I have mentioned a few times, of breaking out of the geometric mode that I was in and experimenting with collage, etc.
This is the newest of those pieces. After I came home yesterday and sorted through the 132 pictures that I shot (see last few posts), I dug through a pile of very old prints (last decade), and came up with an 10″x8″ macro of a tulip. That’s where it started.
(The “image” in the upper-left does not exist-it’s reflection. That area is fairly flat color.)
In this piece is also a print of a painting from the Art in Small Places series-making the statement that it’s done. And, I don’t see the unraveling process as negative, at all. It is still a continuum, and I can analyze it now with the knowledge of what came before and after. I will take from that and expand.
As I said on Facebook, Salisbury has always delivered every image I have looked for, post storm:
Further down the coast, I found another place to shoot from. Finding parking was an issue. Fortunately, at 6:30 AM after a storm on a Sunday, everybody else is in bed!
I am always inspired and excited by storms. They are something I can’t control. I tend to not go out in the thick of them, but I have had photographs that I have taken the day after, published. Yesterday, I shot a few right outside, but the light was so flat, and fuzzy because of the storm, that I posted a few on Facebook, and called it “special”.
This morning, I left Rochester around 5:20 AM. I started shooting about an hour later, since my favorite starting place was not accessible.
In the next few posts, you will see photos from coastal New Hampshire and Massachusetts (very northern).